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Fate of Israel-Palestinian talks to be clear within days: Netanyahu

Published on Mar 30, 2014 11:12 PM
 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, March 30, 2014, it would be clear within "days" whether the crisis-hit Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would be extended beyond an April 29 deadline. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday it would be clear within "days" whether the crisis-hit peace talks would be extended beyond an April 29 deadline.

His remarks come as US officials work around the clock to prevent a collapse of the negotiations over a dispute about Palestinian prisoners.

"It could be a matter of just days," Netanyahu told ministers from his rightwing Likud party who met just before the weekly cabinet meeting.

"Either the matter will be resolved or it will blow up. And in any case, there won't be any deal without Israel knowing clearly what it will get in exchange," he said, according to his spokesman.

 
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